Credit card scammers who prey on local auto shops defrauded one Edmonton retailer out of $36,000 in a single transaction last year, police say.
The scammers used stolen credit cards to try to buy tires in bulk over the phone, said investigator Linda Herczeg, a detective with the EPS economic crimes section.
Police investigated eight cases where fraudulent credit cards were used for bulk tire purchases in 2016, with a total loss to Edmonton retailers of $70,485.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.